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Should You Get Dental Veneers?

October 8, 2021

Dental Veneers

A beautiful smile can open many doors for you. According to a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, people with perfectly aligned, sparkling white teeth are perceived as  more attractive and approachable than those with flawed smiles. If you are concerned about your crooked, stained, or spaced teeth are affecting your smile and personality, we have the perfect solution for you that will give you a smile that you can genuinely be proud of. No matter how flawed your smile is, we will restore it with porcelain veneers.

What are Veneers?

According to the American Dental Association, veneers are thin shells of porcelain or composite resins that are attached to the front surfaces of crooked or damaged teeth to restore their structure and esthetics. Unlike dental fillings placed directly on the teeth, porcelain veneers are fabricated in the dental laboratory. As a result, they possess superior strength and esthetics than tooth-colored filings.

Who Can Benefit from Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are an ideal restorative option for individuals with structural or cosmetic tooth defects. At Densely Dental, we recommend dental veneers in Las Vegas for the treatment of the following problems:

  • Grossly decayed teeth
  • Fractured or chipped teeth
  • Cosmetic restoration of permanently stained
  • Cosmetic correction of tooth spacing
  • As a cost-effective and rapid alternative to orthodontic treatment - for correction of mild tooth misalignment or overcrowding.
  • Esthetic restoration of congenitally crooked or misshaped teeth
  • For complete smile makeovers

What is the Procedure for Getting Porcelain Veneers?

Getting veneers Henderson at Densely Dental is a simple process that is typically completed in three steps.

  1. Clinical Examination

During your first appointment, our best dentist Henderson will perform a thorough examination of your teeth to assess your eligibility for getting veneers. They will also look at the study models and x-ray images of your teeth to ascertain the extent of damage in the affected teeth. Based on the findings, your dentist will then prepare a treatment plan that will be fully customized according to your dental and esthetic needs.

  1. Tooth Preparation

At the next appointment, your best dentist Henderson will prepare the affected teeth. Tooth preparation involves removing a thin layer of the outer enamel layer to create space for their attachment. Don’t worry; your dentist will only remove a thin enamel layer. Therefore, it will not make your teeth weak or sensitive.

After tooth preparation, your dentist will make an impression of your teeth and send them to the laboratory for fabrication. At this stage, they will also record the exact shade and color of the adjacent teeth and send instructions to the lab so that the prepared veneers blend in perfectly with neighboring teeth once they are attached.

  1. Bonding the Veneers

At the final appointment, your dentist will first place the veneers on your teeth to check their fit and esthetics. If any minor adjustments are needed at this stage, they can normally be performed at the dental chairside. Once you and the dentist are satisfied that your veneers fit perfectly, they will clean the teeth and then bond the veneers to them using adhesive cement. Once the veneers have been bonded, they will remain permanently attached to the teeth and can only be removed by the dentist.

What are the Benefits of Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers offer various benefits over direct tooth-colored fillings:

  • Strong and Durable - since porcelain and composite veneers are fabricated in the dental lab under controlled conditions, they are much stronger and durable than composite fillings.
  • Superior Esthetics - porcelain veneers possess a lifelike appearance and are much more stain-resistant than direct white fillings.
  • Tooth Conservative - porcelain veneers require lesser dental enamel removal than dental crowns.
  • Cost-effective Alternative to Orthodontic Treatment - if someone cannot afford orthodontic treatment for their spaced, misaligned, or overcrowded teeth - or if they cannot wait for 1-2 years for their orthodontic treatment to finish - dental veneers Las Vegas offer a quick and cost-effective cosmetic solution.

How to Take Care of Dental Veneers

The American Dental Association offers the following tips to look after your veneers and to extend their lifetime.

  • Oral Hygiene Maintenance - it is essential to ensure optimal oral hygiene, especially around the veneered teeth. Failure to do so may promote plaque formation around the veneers and may lead to secondary teeth cavities and gum inflammation.
  • Avoid Hard and Sticky Foods - eating hard or sticky foods like nuts, caramel, or candies directly with your veneered teeth may result in their fracture or dislodgment. Besides, you should also avoid biting your fingernails or biting on hard objects like ice cubes or pencils.
  • Regular Dental Visits - visiting your dentist regularly for checkups goes a long way in ensuring that you keep pearly white teeth and fresh breath, but it  also helps you prolong the life of your veneers. This is because your best dentist Henderson, can detect any problems with your veneers in the early stages, thereby preserving your veneers and supporting teeth.

What to do if My Veneers Fall Off?

If your veneer accidentally comes off, no need to worry; simply secure the veneer and visit your dentist immediately. In most cases, your dentists will be able to rebond the veneer to the tooth. However, if there is structural damage to the underlying tooth, you may need new veneers.

When it comes to getting a healthy, beautiful, and lasting smile, porcelain veneers are among the best options. If you are unhappy with your smile and would like to get a complete smile makeover with veneers, visit us today at Densely Dental, and let us take care of the rest.